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O RADIANT LIGHT: CHORAL MUSIC FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS – Choir of St. Gregory of Nyssa Church
December 15, 2015
O RADIANT LIGHT: CHORAL MUSIC FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS – Choir of St. Gregory of Nyssa Church

O RADIANT LIGHT: CHORAL MUSIC FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS
CHOIR OF ST. GREGORY OF NYSSA CHURCH
Sanford Dole, Music Director

  • Sanford Dole: Three Advent anthems
    Come, thou redeemer of the earth
    Savior of the nations, come
    Creator of the stars of night
  • The Seven “O” Antiphons
    O Sapientia (O Wisdom)        Peter Hallock (1924-2014)
    O Adonai                                Sanford Dole (b. 1955)
    O King of the Nations             Arvo Pärt (b. 1933)
    O Emmanuel                          arr. Joseph Jennings (b. 1954)
    O Root of Jesse                     John Meuhleisen (b. 1955)
    O Key of David                       Matthew Priest (b. 1972)
    Radiant Dawn                    James MacMillan (b. 1959)
  • Sweelinck (1562-1621), Luis de Victoria (1548-1611) and di Lasso (1532-1594): Three Renaissance Christmas Motets
    Hodie, Christus natus est
    O magnum mysterium
    Resonet in laudibus
  • trad. (English) arr. Kirk Mechem (b. 1925): Seven Joys of Christmas
    The Joy of Love: This is the truth
    The Joy of Bells: Din don! merrily on high
    The Joy of Mary: Joseph dearest, Joseph mine
    The Joy of Children: Patapan
    The Joy of the New Year: New Year Song
    The Joy of Dance: Fum, fum, fum!
    The Joy of Song: God bless the master of this house
    Jessica Schaeffer, harp